a standard normal typing game


* a: a 
* arrow keys: move/menu select/etc
* b: b 
* backspace
* c: c
* d: d
* dash: -
* e: e
* enter: confirm/begin/etc
* f: f
* g: g
* h: h
* i: i
* j: j
* k: k
* l: l
* m: m
* n: n
* o: o
* p: p
* q: q
* r: r
* s: s
* space:
* t: t
* u: u
* v: v
* w: w
* x: x
* y: y
* z: z

made for day 1 of https://itch.io/jam/vmj2020, following this excellent theme:

I spent too long on this (I'll burn out if I try to polish them all this much), but it was less than one day! 

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Arcade, PICO-8, Short, Typing
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast


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Really clever game, the text effect is really impressive as well. I’m curious, did you do it with a shader or multiple sprites for each letter?

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Thanks! I used pico-8’s sget and sset to read and modify the pixels on the spritesheet. (so, essentially a shader, as far as I’m aware)

Basically, when a word is typed, each letter has a chance to mutate by either gaining/losing pixels randomly, or “blobbing” together via a basic cellular automata


AHAHAHA I loved this, what a wild experience


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